Thursday, October 16, 2008


I've been dealing with some struggles and feeling blue lately. Last night we had the missionaries over for dinner and my oldest son, AJ who recently became an elder, consulted with them privately while I was getting dinner on. He disappeared a moment, and returned wearing his good slacks and his white shirt and tie. I thought perhaps he was going to go out with the missionaries after dinner.

"I'm going to give you a blessing," he told me. I wrapped my arms around him, I was so overcome. I remember when AJ became a deacon I was so pleased to have the priesthood in my home. I've been preparing for him to advance through the years, and have looked forward to the day when he will leave for a mission. But this, to receive a priesthood blessing at my sons hands, was something I had never considered.

After dinner he laid his hands on my head and I could feel the love of my Father in Heaven come through. I knew he was speaking to me through my son. To say that my heart is full would not be enough. My gratitude to my Heavenly Father and His Son -- for my sons -- is more than my mortal heart can contain.


Tiffany said...

Oh--I can't even tell you in words how much Priesthood blessing have been carrying me these past few months!!! I don't know what I would do without the Priesthood in my life and I am sooooooo happy for you to have that amazing power in your life now as well...especially from your sweet son! What an amazing thing!

Tara said...

I'm tearing up at this post and I've already heard the story!
You have such wonderful boys...wait... young MEN! They are so kind. My kids just love them!

Thanks for being such a great mom, too! They didn't get there on their own, ya know!

Tara said...

Oh my gosh...Tiff and I were leaving messages at the exact same time!! Hi Sis!!

Rachael said...

Maureen what a great post. What a blessing to have such wonderful, worthy sons. AJ is such a fine young man.

Teeples Family said...

Whaty a great blessing for you to have in your home...and to have sons who are worthy, able young men, who can offer you these blessings, and recognize when you are in need. AJ will be such a great missionary; his sincerity is so pure. You must have done something right Maureen--to deserve such a family! Stan and the boys are are wonderful men, and you are a wonderful lady!